Back9.23.9.8.(3)

ATTRIBUTION:

Most technical provisions of the BC Fire Code describe how the code’s objectives and functional statements are achieved. However, some provisions, like this one, do not relate directly to a code objective. The following analysis is provided to assist in understanding of the provision.

 

APPLICATION:

Location of interior non-loadbearing walls perpendicular to the supporting floor joists, in wood-frame constructions to which Section 9.23. applies [see Sentence 9.23.1.1.(1) for application of Section 9.23.].

INTENT:

To clarify the application of Sentences 9.23.9.8.(1), (2), (4), and (5) in cases where the weight of non-loadbearing walls is transferred directly to floor framing.